A Failure to Communicate 

Nov 10, 2017
Talking to kids is hard, and not just because they’re not very good at pronunciation and rarely care about whatever it is that you have to say… Sometimes I catch myself trying to talk to my so...

The Poopy Door

Oct 20, 2017
Any seasoned parent knows that the worst enemy of a parent is poop. It’s not when the kids erupt into random tantrums in the grocery store or even when they wipe their runny noses on you, t...

Subtle Differences of Land and Sea

Oct 13, 2017
I don’t mean to brag, but my life has been pretty awesome for the last six and a half days.  I can say this because I’ve been on vacation … on a cruise, in fact … and we a...

Hurricanes Are No Joke

Sep 8, 2017
Well, that’s not entirely true. Here in Florida, we joke about hurricanes pretty much anytime except when one is literally in the process of flooding and/or blowing...

Welcome Back, and Good Luck!

Sep 1, 2017
That’s it – summer’s over! Time to tell those kids to hang up their beach towels and hit the books… …apparently… This is actually my first year doing The Back to S...

The Ripe, Old Age of 37

Aug 25, 2017
Eventually we all reach an age where birthdays, quite frankly, just aren’t all that exciting anymore. For me, apparently it’s this one – ripe, old “37” … which i...

This Is a Humor Column About Nazis

Aug 18, 2017
I don’t want to be writing about Nazis. There’s not really much to be said about Nazis that hasn’t already been said in textbooks and documentaries and Indiana Jones movies, so unles...